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Workshop

PARTICIPANTS OF THE SHOW TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ DIRECTED BY JEN HEYES

14.05. 2018.
17.00 – 20.00
ZPC, Ilica 10, Zagreb

Queer Zagreb, Jeremy Goldstein and Jen Heyes, director of ‘Truth to Power Cafe’  invite you to participate in the show on May 15, 2018 within the Queer Zagreb Seasons program. Answer the question who has the power over you and take the opportunity to publicly say everything you have to say! The workshop application, as well as the performance of the workshop, is in English. More about the project is below and you can sign up for the workshop here: https://www.truthtopower.co.uk/takingpart-dates/

Jeremy is a queer producer, writer and performer and an HIV+ activist with ACT UP London. His work has been described as ‘an evocative theatrical wonderland’ (Guardian). In 2000, he founded London Artists Projects, commissioning and producing shows with many celebrated artists winning awards including Evening Standard, Fringe First, h.Club, London Cabaret and BBC Audio Drama. In 2012 he was named in Time Out as among the 100 most influential people in UK culture for ‘proving political theatre can be fun and outrageous’. He has staged shows with a number of queer icons including Penny Arcade, Bette Bourne, Mark Ravenhill and Marc Almond. 

Jen Heyes is an award-winning British theatre director and Associate Director for London Artists Projects, where she is developing a range of new works including ’Truth to Power Cafe’ and ’Spider Love’ as well as new projects with Penny Arcade and David Hoyle. 

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:

’Truth to Power Cafe’ is an international performance event which celebrates free speech and political activism.  The show is created and hosted by queer producer, performer, writer and HIV+ activist with ACT UP London, Jeremy Goldstein and directed by Jen Heyes.  During the course of the show, members of the public respond to the question ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ before a live audience.

To date over 70 participants have taken part in the show in the UK and Australia, and are of all ages, beliefs, experiences and backgrounds.  Participants choose to interpret the question in meaningful ways to them.  Some like to answer the question from a personal perspective, whereas others prefer to talk from their professional or political experiences.  Others talk about the use of power as a positive or negative force in their lives.

Also as part of the project we take photographic portraits of all our participants.  These are projected into the show and uploaded to our website as part of an online archive of participants taking part in the show.  The archive and photos can be seen here: https://www.truthtopower.co.uk/participants/

 Basic info:

The performance is on 15th May and is an hour long from 8-9pm and is at Zagreb Dance Centre.
The time commitment for each participant is a 2.5 hour workshop on 14th May, and a 90 minute rehearsal and photo call and 60 minute performance on 15th May.
We can accommodate up to 10 participants in the performance, and depending on the final number of participants we ask everyone to speak for no longer than 3-5 minutes.
During the rehearsal and photo call on 15th May we take a photographic portrait of you, which is projected into the show and uploaded to our website as part of an online archive of people taking part in the show. You can see this here.
To express your interest as a participant please fill in the online form and send us no more than 150 words on who you are and what you want to say in response to the question. All entries are treated in the strictest of confidence.  We will be in touch with you to discuss your entry on around 7 May.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!